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A smiling angel grew his wings a year ago. To his parents..

By Kat Abianac / September 12, 2014

13th September is a day I will remember for the rest of my life. It is the day the world had lost a very special little boy named Blake. Blake had so many smiles for his friends and family, and those smiles, every one of them, will live on forever. I looked down at my […]


Then and Now.. What will my child with Down syndrome look like?

By Kat Abianac / September 1, 2014

I often find myself writing for new parents of children with Down syndrome and this post is no exception. Even though my main audience will always be those outside the Down syndrome community, to provide a snapshot of what life is like for one parent of a child with additional needs, I am always drawn […]


Breastfeeding a baby with Down syndrome

By Kat Abianac / August 26, 2014

Breastfeeding a baby with Down syndrome is not unlike breastfeeding a typical baby.  Many mothers have totally differing experiences, just like with typical children. Here are stories from mothers around the world, to help you on your own breastfeeding journey. Be warned- it’s long! Go make a cup of tea and prepare to read this across a […]


What a married woman with Down syndrome wants you to know

By Kat Abianac / August 13, 2014

Meet Kate Owens. Kate got married 3 years ago, and is busy loving life! I asked Kate, as a married woman with Down syndrome, to share some things about herself as well as her life. She has something important to say to mothers of kids with Down syndrome. Or even mothers of younger children, who […]


Parker’s birth announcement

By Kat Abianac / August 12, 2014

Having a baby diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome is a tumultuous time. Your life has just been turned on its head in one irrevocable moment, and your brain doesn’t stop churning for hours. Plus you have a newborn to look after, which is all encompassing in itself. I delayed my birth announcement for two […]


The Love of a Sister

By Kat Abianac / July 28, 2014

I have the honour of parenting a very amazing little girl. And I mourned on my daughter’s behalf, when Parker was diagnosed with Down syndrome. I was scared for his future, and what this all meant for her- how it would alter her childhood and my dreams for how I wanted to raise her. When […]

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